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A degree in Communication: Media Studies allows students access to graduate studies and the fields of sales, human resource management, marketing, advertising, public affairs, politics, and more.

Sample occupations include writing for television and film, broadcast journalism, advertising, and film and television production.

Educational Qualifications

Most occupations require a four-year bachelor’s degree. Students wishing to teach media studies on the postsecondary level should pursue graduate and/or doctoral study.

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, from 2010 to 2020 employment of writers is projected to grow 6% from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Employment of reporters and correspondents is expected to moderately decline by 8%. Employment of broadcast news analysts is expected to grow by 10%, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of advertising sales agents is expected to increase 13% from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of producers and directors is projected to grow 11%, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Entering Salary

In 2012, the average annual wage in California for reporters and correspondents was $49,700 with most people making between $25,330 and $88,000. For broadcast news analysts, the average starting salary was $31,050 with an annual average of $94,290. For advertising sales agents, the average annual wage in California was $67,630 with most people making between $27,270 and $127,700.

In 2012, the average annual wage in California for reporters and correspondents was $49,700 with most people making between $25,330 and $88,000. For broadcast news analysts, the average starting salary was $31,050 with an annual average of $94,290. For advertising sales agents, the average annual wage in California was $67,630 with most people making between $27,270 and $127,700. The median annual wage for producers and directors was $68,440 with salaries ranging from $32,140 to $166,400.

In 2012, the average annual wage in California for reporters and correspondents was $49,700 with most people making between $25,330 and $88,000. For broadcast news analysts, the average starting salary was $31,050 with an annual average of $94,290. For advertising sales agents, the average annual wage in California was $67,630 with most people making between $27,270 and $127,700.

Career information adapted from:

  • U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2013). Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh

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